contradistinction


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con·tra·dis·tinc·tion

 (kŏn′trə-dĭ-stĭngk′shən)
n.
Distinction by contrasting or opposing qualities.

con′tra·dis·tinc′tive adj.
con′tra·dis·tinc′tive·ly adv.

contradistinction

(ˌkɒntrədɪˈstɪŋkʃən)
n
a distinction made by contrasting different qualities
ˌcontradisˈtinctive adj
ˌcontradisˈtinctively adv

con•tra•dis•tinc•tion

(ˌkɒn trə dɪˈstɪŋk ʃən)

n.
distinction by opposition or contrast: plants and animals in contradistinction to humans.
[1640–50]
con`tra•dis•tinc′tive, adj.
con`tra•dis•tinc′tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.contradistinction - a distinction drawn on the basis of contrast; "sculpture in contradistinction to painting"
differentiation, distinction - a discrimination between things as different and distinct; "it is necessary to make a distinction between love and infatuation"

contradistinction

noun
Translations
kontradistinksjon

contradistinction

[ˌkɒntrədɪsˈtɪŋkʃən] N in contradistinction toa diferencia de

contradistinction

n (form) in contradistinction toim Gegensatz or Unterschied zu
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Little Bethel might have been nearer, and might have been in a straighter road, though in that case the reverend gentleman who presided over its congregation would have lost his favourite allusion to the crooked ways by which it was approached, and which enabled him to liken it to Paradise itself, in contradistinction to the parish church and the broad thoroughfare leading thereunto.
In other words, I did not stop to think, which I believe must be the way of men who do things--in contradistinction to those who think much and do nothing.
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contradistinction to the doctrine that God is everything.
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This is in sharp contradistinction to what any decent American thinks of himself or herself.
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Louis denial, he comments on these cartoons, lamenting the mostly "bland" political cartoons he says he witnesses, in contradistinction, today.